100 Very Best Restaurants: #55 – Jaleo

About Jaleo

7271 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
2250 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202

José Andrés’s homage to his native Spain always delights and surprises. Order the elegant potato tortilla or olive-oil-slicked gambas al ajillo—longtime menu favorites—but also dabble in innovations such as caramelized onions sprinkled with Valdeón blue; “gin and tonic” oysters; and chorizo with cider sauce. Some items, like the Ferran Adrià–inspired liquid “olives,” call to mind Minibar, Andrés’s mightily ex-pensive tasting room. At Jaleo, they’re just $2.50 a pop. Moderate.

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